Boat Reviews

Tested: The Hanse 385

by Duncan Kent, Posted March 18, 2014

The Hanse 385 is a sensibly designed boat full of practical innovations that can only have been created by someone who knows exactly what it's like to go cruising under sail. 


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Cruising

On our second date, my soon-to-be husband, Ben, showed me the film Jean De Sud by Yves Gelinas, featuring a man sailing solo around the world...


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Boatworks

Along with a watertight hull and robust steering gear, there’s a third prerequisite for seaworthy sailboats: strong standing rigging.
Before the round-Atlantic voyage we’re now partway through, I worked hard to ensure our Valiant 40 Moon River was up to speed in the first two departments.


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Seamanship

Moor your dinghy on an outhaul and have a stress-free time ashore


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Columns

An experienced skipper with an inexperienced crew gets into trouble during a post-race delivery


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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